Author: Peter Tremayne

EXCLUSIVE: Is the government about to cut fire safety corners at Cornwall’s new schools?

21st June 2017By Peter TremayneConcern is growing that a number of proposed new schools in Cornwall will fail to meet best-practice for fire prevention, following government moves to downgrade...

“Save Our Playing Fields” petition as planners close in on Bodmin Jail decision

16th June 2017By Peter TremayneResidents of Bodmin have launched an online petition calling on planners to save the playing fields at Hillside Park, when they consider proposals to provide...

Number of passengers using Newquay Airport continues to grow

13th June 2017By Peter TremayneNewquay Airport has reported another sharp increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of Cornwall.For the period February – April 2017, total...

Another major housing scheme for Wadebridge to be submitted “within three weeks”

7th June 2017By Peter TremaynePlans for more than 300 homes, a school, a pub and employment land to the north west of Wadebridge could be submitted to Cornwall council...

IPCC seeks witnesses to the death of Falmouth man, who died after police shot him with Taser

31st May 2017By Peter TremayneThe Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is appealing for witnesses as part of its investigation into police contact with a man prior to his death...

National Show of beef cattle heads to Cornwall

30th May 2017By Peter TremayneThe National Show of South Devon cattle will be hosted at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.This will be the eighth National Show the South Devon...

Wadebridge prepares for Gonvena Hill planning battle

26th May 2017By Peter TremaynePeople in Wadebridge are being invited to a Town Council meeting next week (Thursday, 1st June) which will consider controversial proposals to develop highly visible...

Marazion man, 32, accused of murdering his partner

22nd May 2017By Peter TremayneA 32-year-old Marazion man has been charged with murder, following the disappearance of his partner.Dean Lowe was charged with the murder of his partner Kirby...

Man, 22, held on suspicion of murder as police search for missing Marazion woman

19th May 2017By Peter TremayneA 22 year old man from the Marazion area has been arrested by police on suspicion of murder.  This man is currently in custody at...

Police investigate cause of fatal accident on A30 near Camborne

14th May 2017By Peter TremaynePolice are appealing for witnesses to an accident which killed a woman in a car crash on the A30 near Camborne on Friday night.  The...

Police hunt burglar who stole 7-inch vinyl record collection near Land’s End

3rd May 2017By Peter TremaynePolice have asked record shops and second-hand stores to be on the lookout for a collection of nearly 100 7-inch 45rpm vinyl records, stolen from...

Traffic disruption near Dobwalls as fire crews continue battle with scrapyard blaze

28th April 2017By Peter TremayneMotorists are being warned that the road from Doublebois to Minions, near Liskeard, is likely to remain closed for the rest of today ( Friday)...

Police probe “ram raid” bid at Porthleven jeweller

27th April 2017By Peter TremaynePolice are investigating a possible "ram raid" on a jeweller's shop in Porthleven.A statement on the police website says: "At 2.52am on Thursday 27 April,...

Property developer cries “foul” over failed housing bid on Falmouth’s Menehay Fields

26th April 2017By Peter TremayneA property developer is threatening legal action against Cornwall Council over claims that one of its members failed to declare an interest in land near...

Bookies still studying the general election form, but one is already certain of a Tory-hold in Camborne

24th April 2017By Peter TremayneBookmakers are slowly getting to grips with the general election, with one firm already offering some prices on individual constituencies.Paddy Power has odds for the...

Cornwall’s emergency call-handlers sent Yorkshire firefighters to the wrong address

17th April 2017By Peter TremayneAn investigation is underway into how Cornwall’s Critical Control Centre, based at Tolvaddon, Camborne, misdirected a fire crew in North Yorkshire – sending firefighters to...

Police release aerial footage of high-speed car chase in Bude, ended by “stinger”

10th April 2017By Peter TremaynePolice have released footage of a high-speed car chase in Bude, which was eventually ended after officers used a "stinger" to bring the vehicle to...

Brown Willy, highest point in Cornwall, is sold

10th April 2017By Peter TremayneBrown Willy, on Bodmin Moor, has a new owner.  The sale was completed last week, after the 1,225-acre plot was on the market for several...

Motorcycle stunt team to return to Royal Cornwall Show

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneAnother main ring act set to thrill the crowds at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show has been announced, and it’s not one for the faint...

Cornwall’s Sunday Independent newspaper closes after 209 years

6th April 2017By Peter TremayneThe Sunday Independent newspaper, which has entertained readers in Cornwall for 209 years, is to cease publication.The Liskeard-based newspaper was established in 1808.  The industry...